Tanya Mars (1948) is a feminist performance and video artist who has been involved in the Canadian art scene since 1973. She has performed widely across Canada, as well as internationally. She is co-editor with Johanna Householder of OCAD of Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (2004) published by YYZ books. In addition a book on her work published by FADO and edited by Paul Couillard, Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars, was published in May of 2008. She is a member of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, held biennially in Toronto. She currently teaches at the University of Toronto Scarborough and is Program Director of the Studio Program in the Department of Art, Culture and Media. She is the recipient of a 2008 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.